The Stupid, It Burns.
Kaiser Medical has threatened to fire nurses, treating Covid-19 patients, if they wear an N95 mask. Even their own.
In New York, prison guards are forbidden to wear an N95 mask.
While China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong have all mandated masks for everyone AND have done much better than the west at controlling this thing, our Idiots In Charge can’t learn from others.
Covid-19 has some amount of aerosol spread. How much is in question, but not the existence.
Covid-19 spreads rapidly to medical staff with any reduction in PPE from bunny suits or N95 + face shield.
Covid-19 spreads rapidly in prisons.
Between 15% and 50% of those who are tested as infected are asymptomatic spreaders.
Countries using strict social distancing, quarantine, masks, and universal testing win.
Those with sloppy weak “shelter” requests, no masks, testing only the symptomatic: FAIL HARD.
It sure looks to me like the goal is to go ahead and infect everyone and just let the old and ill die. Europe and the USA will fail given our current practices.
KAISER PERMANENTE THREATENED TO FIRE NURSES TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS FOR WEARING THEIR OWN MASKS, UNIONS SAY
March 24 2020, 12:05 p.m.
NURSES AT KAISER Permanente hospitals and clinics in California could be fired immediately for wearing their own face masks, according to unions representing nurses at the facilities. The news comes after nurses were ordered to reuse disposable protective gear to save supplies in the face of shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
The California Nurses Association and National Nurses United sent a flyer to members noting that Kaiser had threatened nurses with firing if they wear their own N95 masks, which offer a high level of protection from airborne contaminants, to work. “Kaiser has told nurses that if they’re seen wearing their personal N95 masks, they could be fired ‘on the spot’ for insubordination,” the flyer read. The unions did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Gee… heading into a massive nurse shortage, think a Kaiser nurse could get a job where the good PPE is provided?
This pretty much lays it out.